Raga Utka Nayika _ The Expectant Heroine. A lady awaits her lover in the forest at night. ca 1775-1780. Kangra, India.

Raga Utka Nayika _ The Expectant Heroine. A lady awaits her lover in the forest at night. ca 1775-1780. Kangra, India.

BILAWAL RAGINI. ILLUSTRATIONS TO A RAGAMALA SERIES, Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa, ca. 1680, A nayika adjusting her jewelry being shown a mirror by her sakhi (confidant). Two large vases of flowering plants with red blossoms.

BILAWAL RAGINI. ILLUSTRATIONS TO A RAGAMALA SERIES, Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa, ca. 1680, A nayika adjusting her jewelry being shown a mirror by her sakhi (confidant). Two large vases of flowering plants with red blossoms.

an illustration to a ragamala ||| miniature ||| sotheby's n09319lot7y8c7en

an illustration to a ragamala ||| miniature ||| sotheby's n09319lot7y8c7en

Bangali Ragini a lady dressed as a yogi reading and chanting outside a palace. ca. 1670, Malwa India

Bangali Ragini (Painting)

Bangali Ragini a lady dressed as a yogi reading and chanting outside a palace. ca. 1670, Malwa India

AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE ASHTA NAYIKA (ABHISANDHITA NAYIKA): THE LOVERS' QUARREL, INDIA, KANGRA, CIRCA 1800

AN ILLUSTRATION TO THE ASHTA NAYIKA (ABHISANDHITA NAYIKA): THE LOVERS' QUARREL, INDIA, KANGRA, CIRCA 1800

An illustration from a Ragamala series: Raga Kuntala son of Dipaka, India, Bilaspur, circa 1700-20

An illustration from a Ragamala series: Raga Kuntala son of Dipaka, India, Bilaspur, circa 1700-20

An illustrated page from a Ragamala series, Bilaval Ragini of Raga Hindol, Popular Mughal, early 17th century | lot | Sotheby's

An illustrated page from a Ragamala series, Bilaval Ragini of Raga Hindol, Popular Mughal, early 17th century | lot | Sotheby's

Kedara Ragini daughter of Sri Raga.  "Ragamala paintings were considerably sought after in the Muslim courts of South India, especially because their subject matter was secular as opposed to purely Hindu religious myths." ~Sotheby's. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper.  circa 1780. India, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad.

Kedara Ragini daughter of Sri Raga. "Ragamala paintings were considerably sought after in the Muslim courts of South India, especially because their subject matter was secular as opposed to purely Hindu religious myths." ~Sotheby's. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper. circa 1780. India, Deccan, possibly Hyderabad.

Nayika dressed in yellow grasping a blossoming tree watches 6 baby birds. Likely a Spring raga. Pahari, Kangra or Guler, India, ca 1790-1810

Nayika dressed in yellow grasping a blossoming tree watches 6 baby birds. Likely a Spring raga. Pahari, Kangra or Guler, India, ca 1790-1810

an illustration to a ragamala ser | figurative | sotheby's n09478lot7zg8men

an illustration to a ragamala ser | figurative | sotheby's n09478lot7zg8men

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